National Lead Industries in Tahawus

Aerial view of the National Lead Industries mines. Circa 1940s-1960s. Village of Tahawus in the town of Newcomb. Photo courtesy of the Town of Long Lake Archives.

James Cooney of Long Lake used to work at National Lead as the chief fireman in the boiler room. Listen to his daughter Patty remember her father’s work in this audio clip, recorded at a North Country at Work scanning event in Long Lake in May of 2018.

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